The Sam Young Saga Heats Up

The rumors have been rampant regarding the destination of five-star offensive lineman Sam Young of St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Prior to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl he was set to take official visits, culminating with a Jan. 27 trip to Michigan, after which he would announce. Now those plans have been altered. He confirmed with GoBlueWolverine.com that his announcement date has changed.

Offensive lineman Sam Young of St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., is one of the most coveted football players in the nation. The No. 2 ranked lineman according to Scout.com was scheduled to take visits to Notre Dame this weekend, Penn State on Jan. 20, and Michigan on Jan. 27. He said at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 7 that he would announce shortly after his Michigan visit.

Those plans have now changed. The South Bend Tribune is reporting today that Young has canceled his Michigan and Penn State visits, and will decide between Notre Dame and USC. "I think right now Notre Dame could be in the driver's seat, but you can't rule out Southern Cal. He loved his visit," Recruiting analyst Tom Lemming told the Tribune. Young visits USC on Dec. 16.

The 6-foot-7, 297-pound Young has avoided media attention throughout his recruitment. However, he did confirm with GoBlueWolverine.com that his announcement date has been set. "I currently have no comment until after my decision next Thursday (Jan. 19)," Young said in an e-mail to GBW.

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